News & Brews – Oct 17, 2012

Been a while since I’ve had the time to do a news round-up, but there’s a lot of exciting things to get to:

  • Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm is set to open soon in Norfolk County. Apparently it’s called a brewery farm because it’s located on farm land and the ingredients will either be grown on-site or locally sourced.
  • Cask Days is happening in Toronto next weekend (Oct 27 & 28), but don’t forget the pre-Cask Days events next week. (The Half Pints cask take over is looking mighty good on the Thursday night.) The full list of beers for the festival has also been released. The first session has less than 100 tickets left, so act fast or be forced to drink my dregs.
  • New LCBO beers: Het Anker Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw ($7.55/750mL). Deus Brut des Flandres ($18.40/750mL). Muskoka is releasing a Double IPA, Twice As Mad Tom. This has been submitted to the LCBO according to their social networking pages. It will be a year-round offering. (And if you’re wondering when the rest of the Fall release will appear, I have no idea.)
  • Kensington Brewing Company will be launching their Baldwin FishEYE-PA at Bar Hop on Thursday, October 25th. Bonus points if you attend this event and the Half Pints event at Volo.
  • Interested in learning to homebrew? Join the Southern Ontario Brewers (SOBs to most) for their annual Learn 2 Brew at the new Amsterdam brewery on November 3. There will be brewing demonstrations throughout the day and it’s a good excuse to check out Amsterdam’s new home.
  • And for all those looking for a nice book to pick up for an afternoon of reading at barVolo, might I suggest Gabriel’s Inferno? I guess Volo is going to have to start buying a lot of Chimay.
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